By STEPHEN MULLERAPA and MARTIN NAPOLITANOThe Bureau of Justice Statistics has reported that as of May 31, the number of federal prosecutions for rape rose from 15 to 18.
In the same period, the Bureau of Indian Affairs reported that the number in cases where a rape was not reported rose from 22 to 25.
The Bureau is still processing those cases.
On Saturday, the Justice Department announced that it would not prosecute any suspects who committed rapes at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and will focus on investigating those cases to determine whether a victim was raped.
The Justice Department said that it will not prosecute the perpetrator or the two other people who were convicted of sexually assaulting the woman, who is a member of the community at the time of the rape.
The department will instead focus on determining whether the rape occurred when the victim was a student at the university.
The department also announced that a third man, identified by the department as David D., will not be prosecuted.
The other two men convicted of raping the woman were sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.
D.V. Chatterjee, who was also convicted of sexual assault at the school, has been released on $100,000 bail, the Associated Press reported.
In a statement on the Boulder campus, the university said that students were being educated and trained to be a “model of how to deal with rape and sexual assault” and that they were all “treated with dignity and respect.”
“We understand and empathize with the pain and trauma that this has caused,” the statement said.
“As a university, we are committed to making the campus safer for everyone.”
The Boulder Daily Camera reported that a local man was charged with rape in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old girl in April.
He was later found not guilty by reason of insanity.